Friday, February 10, 2006

TV and books

Well, obviously I failed to make goals about TV viewing, because I can't decide if I want to watch the Dancing With the Stars results show or the opening ceremonies at the Olympics. What to do, what to do?

I also interrupted my research to read "Spook: Science tackles the Afterlife" by Mary Roach, an absolutely hilarious look at reincarnation, bizarre 19th century soul-weighing machines, ectoplasm, etc. One thing that has me rather worried is a near-death experience report that heaven is occupied by "people of all different nationalities, all working on their arts and crafts." An "it's a small world" ride with glue guns and styrofoam cones? No, thanks. :)

I've also been reading books I'm meant to be judging for the Ritas. I can't say what they are, of course, but I haven't read so many romances in a row in a long time, and now I'm discovering why. I don't want to be "burned out" on romance (either reading or writing!), but maybe I've just been at it too long. In the meantime, the book I just started is pretty good, so maybe my curmudgeonly days are ending! :)

Enough rambling for now. I have to see who the first "saved" couple is on DWTS tonight.


Kelli McBride said...

I really hated to see George Hamilton go. Though Jerry Rice has been the "best" dancer of the two in terms of actually doing more steps, I have always loved watching George "perform" more. And I couldn't believe the Jerry got more votes than Lisa. She's been so great the last 3 weeks!

Of course, it's going to come down to Drew or Stacie, and I have no idea who's going to win.

BTW, my solution was to tape Dancing and IN JUSTICE and watch the opening ceremonies. Did you see Pavarotti sing? He did Nessun Dorma from Turandot, and it was magnifico!!

Amanda McCabe said...

I agree that George was very entertaining! It's sad to see anyone go at this point. I hope Stacie wins--for some reason, Drew annoys me a bit. :)

And I did see Pavarotti! What an interesting opening ceremony. I loved the floating Botticelli-esque moons and suns and bizarre acrobats! :)) So sad about Michelle Kwan today, though.